Mustafa al-Imam, a 47-year-old Libyan national, was sentenced today to 236 months in prison on federal terrorism charges and other offenses stemming from the Sept. 11, 2012, terrorist attack on the U.S. Special Mission and CIA Annex in Benghazi, Libya.
Mustafa al-Imam played an important role in the terrorist attack that destroyed the U.S. Mission and the CIA Annex in Benghazi, said U.S. Attorney Jessie K. Liu for the District of Columbia.
During the attack on the Mission, al-Imam maintained contact with Khatallah in a series of cellphone calls, including an 18-minute phone call that took place during the height of the attack.
The National Security Divisions Counterterrorism Section and the Criminal Divisions Office of International Affairs provided assistance.
Attorneys John Cummings and Karen Seifert of the National Security Section of the U.S. Attorneys Office for the District of Columbia.